Originally Posted by pinkparakeet
I have a couple of questions. First, do the seeds have to be organic? Or just human grade? And what can I use to keep bacteria from growing on them? One site said hydrogen peroxide but that doesn't sound safe to me. I don't know if I can find organic apple cider vinegar. Can you just make sure to rinse them a lot? Thanks
I do not use anything other than plain old water for rinsing. Good clean water that is. Regular rinsing is the way to go.
What is more important is to make sure you are getting good quality seed, grain or beans.
If you find the water keeps colouring up then suspect the seeds are not good.
I sprout mung beans mainly, never had a problem. They sprout very easy.
If using a mix make sure they all have close to the same germinating time.
I do not sprout any mix, but sprout small amounts of each type in separate jars.
Learn feel (slimy throw away), smell, and taste, and you will soon understand when they are not right.
Here is a list of a few things you can sprout.